Curious about how the church has responded to pandemics down through history? Wish you could learn lessons to apply today? Missions Frontiers, via author Glenn Sunshine, has made it lots easier. Beginning with the Antonine Plague in 166AD, Glenn traces church action steps and speaks directly to us in 2020. http://www.missionfrontiers.org/issue/article/the-churchs-response-to-pandemics-throughout-history-and-the-lessons-for-to. (Thanks to Kelly and Michèle for bubbling this article up to us!)
Looking for a good kickoff activity for your next Zoom Bible study or church meeting? Try this: Play this song and ask the group to keep track of how many languages are featured. : ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA96oPEJis4&feature=youtu.be By the way, see if you can post the answer in the comments session so we’ll all know the correct number! : ) (Thanks for bubbling this video up, Chad! Now please heal from Covid!)
These links could work for a “virtual Vacation Bible School,” activities for a “virtual mission trip,” or for missionary kids at a “virtual gathering of worker families.” Use them as they are, or use them to stimulate your thinking and expand your mind. There are zillions of curricula, idea kits, and more. Just click “read more” for the full list. read more…
Wonder no more. Missio Nexus comes through again. They’ve recruited a Barna researcher to talk about “The Future of Missions: 10 Questions About Global Ministry the Church Must Answer with the Next Generation” on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 1pm EDT. This session is being marketed squarely at CEOs and their Mobilization Directors. You’ll finally get the answers AND the questions you’ve been seeking. Free for Members, $25 for non-members. https://missionexus.org/events/#!event/2020/8/12/august-ceo-thought-leader-briefing .
Would you like to connect and collaborate with mobilizers and other missions advocates? Join the Center for Missionary Mobilization and Retention on August 13th at 12 noon CST, as they host The Porch, a free Zoom meeting where mobilizers, missionaries, and other missions advocates come to pray, encourage, refocus, and collaborate with one another. Register at https://forms.gle/P16wKvkYtdUh5BP7A or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would we not want to show this video to all support-raisers, to help them get their head on straight? Would we not want all our current missionaries to see this, so they can understand their relationship to donors? And wouldn’t we want to show this in every church in the country, so our Christian brothers WITH resources would understand their strategic role in the Great Commission??? https://www.prayercast.com/resource-partners.html Thank you PrayerCast!
Check it out, online, Sept. 15-16. https://forum.gacx.io/ But frankly, I’m not sure you can appreciate the whole picture from this registration page. This entire program is going to run in 6 languages. They have national facilitators coming from 40 countries. How is this possible? It will truly be a global gathering of Kingdom-Collaborators to multiply disciples and churches. Well done, GACX.
If you’re sheltering in place, try this book as a way of coping — Shelter in God. There’s a book, a video, and more. Check it out at https://www.davidjeremiah.org/resources/shelter-in-god.
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…the incredibly gracious gift of $500 from a faithful network-builder throughout the decades! We appreciate you brother!
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On behalf of a Brigada participant named Jenaya, we recently ask for peer reviews of prayer apps (https://brigada.org/2020/07/19_29513). Brigada participants responded! In the item, we mentioned several, plus, if you click “Read more,” we also list the apps and links others have no provided. Bottom line? In this item, we’ve summed it all up for you. read more…